firecat69 wrote:Do they really think we are stupid?
I believe that is exactly what they think. And considering who people elect to office, and then either through indifference or ignorance, support the worst the USA has to offer, thinking we are stupid sounds to me like the right way to describe it.
I beg to differ. Actually they believe we are too far down the evolutionary (financial) scale to give a toss what you or we think. They just want the money - and the power. They don't want a lot of it, they don't even want most of it, they want ALL of it.
Part of it is true though. People are stupid. We prove it every day we put up with it. Never mind wars against NK or IS or the likes. Have a war against billionaires. Quickest way to reset the planet.
Maybe - just maybe - at some point Congress will have the guts and integrity to initiate impeachment proceedings to get rid of that lying madman who currently occupies the White House. But they won't. There are too many people, for reasons that defy any semblance of logic, who still fanatically support Trump.
As far as I know, so far Trump has failed to successfully fulfill any of his campaign promises, but manages to make a fool of himself virtually every time he opens his mouth or submits a Tweet - and what the hell a President of the United States is doing writing Tweets at all goes beyond me.
This is making "America Great Again"? I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Perhaps doing both would be at least somewhat satisfying. _______________________________________________________________________________
Michael Flynn - Trump's former National Security Advisor - Pleads GUILTY to Lying to the FBI
Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I. and Will Cooperate With Russia Inquiry
By Eileen Sullivan, Adam Goldman, and Michael D, Shear - The New York Times
DEC. 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to pledge cooperation in the special counsel’s wide-ranging inquiry of election meddling.
Mr. Flynn’s pre-inauguration discussions with Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, were part of a coordinated effort by aides running Mr. Trump’s transition into the White House to create foreign policy before they were in power, documents released as part of Mr. Flynn’s plea agreement show. Their efforts undermined the existing policy of President Barack Obama and flouted a warning from a senior Obama administration official to stop meddling in foreign affairs until after the inauguration.
Court documents do not disclose what Mr. Trump knew about Mr. Flynn’s discussions. But in at least one instance, federal prosecutors say, Mr. Flynn was directed by a “very senior member” of the presidential transition team. Mr. Trump’s lawyers believe that unnamed aide was Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, according to a lawyer briefed on the matter.
It's not final and the Republicans don't know what they voted for; and it still must be reconciled with the House version. I may personally pay less taxes(?) in the short term but this is a huge redistribution of wealth in the wrong direction. Pandora's box has been opened and expect huge Democratic gains next year.
"Think of the twin tax bills as the Forbes 400 Tax Forgiveness Act of 2017. The official analyses by Congressional experts show that over the next decade everyone making less than $75,000 a year will pay more tax so that the super-rich can pay much less." The author of this analysis is David Cay Johnston. In late 2016, Johnston founded DC Report, an online journal covering the President Trump's administration and congress. On March 14, 2017, Johnston released a portion of Donald Trump's 2005 tax return. One of his best selling books is titled "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill." The "Forbes 400" is a list published annually by Forbes magazine of the wealthiest 400 American residents; all 400 are multi-billionaires.